Planning Out Your Disaster Recovery as a Business Owner | SERVPRO® of Macon
Making decisions is something that no business owner is a stranger to, but when you have to make decisions about something more abstract, such as disaster preparedness, it can be difficult. It is impossible to know when disasters will strike, but unprepared businesses are often ruined by their damages, so considering how to recover is so important for planning ahead.
Planning for safety precautions is the most important thing you can do, as this is the utmost concern as a business owner. Once you have your emergency and evacuation procedures in place, you can then move on to thinking about what steps you will take for recovery and researching your options for making the process easier on yourself.
Planning Ahead to Recover From a Disaster at Your Business
Contact your insurance agent and your restoration company. Every commercial policy will vary in regard to what disaster-related damages are covered, so contacting your agent quickly after you discover what damage has occurred is key to getting your claims process started. From there, contact your commercial restoration company right away so they can begin handling the damages and preventing secondary issues from arising.
Let customers know how they can help you out. How you will be able to continue operations is entirely dependent on the extent of the damages your building sustains, but as long as you keep your customers in the loop, you can maximize your support during this time. Whether you are doing partial service, limited hours or transitioning to gift card sales during the recovery process, keeping in touch with customers will help you maximize your revenue during a difficult time.
Make use of the financial assistance that is offered. Even if you can claim your damages with your insurance provider, there can be many costs that are not covered, such as loss of income and excess damages. The disaster loan program through the Small Business Administration is designed to help with this, so see if you qualify for funding options through them.
If your business has been damaged due to a disaster, we’re here to help. https://www.SERVPROmacon.com/contact/contactus at any hour to report your damage or to learn more about our commercial restoration services.